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Burger Battle Royale: The Best Restaurant Burgers in the United States

Written on August 8, 2013 at 12:07 pm , by

Burger Battle Royale

There are burgers… and then there are restaurant burgers: those over-the-top concoctions built for maximum wow and deliciousness. To find the best of this special breed, we tapped the country’s top chefs— all recent regional winners of prestigious James Beard Awards—to share the burgers they devour most on their home turf. Then we tracked down the recipes, cooked up a storm and cast our votes. The result: Our (slightly simplified) recipe for the best burger in America, plus 51 more of the coolest, craziest, most crave-worthy burgers to ever grace a bun— and how you can make your own burgers better!

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52 Burgers in the United States You Gotta Try

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Burger Battle Royale: Best of New York

Written on July 17, 2013 at 12:00 pm , by

BurgerBattle_Chef Dan Kluger

 

CHEF DAN KLUGER

of ABC Kitchen, New York, NY

Find out more about this James Beard award-winning chef at jamesbeard.org.

 

 

 

 

Dan Kluger’s Top 5 Favorite Burgers in New York

1. “OFF-MENU” BURGER Gramercy Tavern, Manhattan  

An off-menu special with aged cheddar, pickled cipollini and grainy mustard.

Off-Menu Burger

Photo by Charles Masters

 

2. AKAUSHI CHEESEBURGER ABC Kitchen, Manhattan  

A wagyu beef burger with raw-milk cheese, pickled jalapeños and arugula-basil-chive mayo.

Akaushi Cheeseburger

Photo by Nelson W. via Yelp

 

3. BASH STYLE BURGER Burger & Barrel, Manhattan  

Smoky-sweet onion and bacon jam on a burger dressed with a garlicky, spicy sauce.

Bash Style Burger

Photo via burgerandbarrel.com

 

4. BARK BURGER Bark Hot Dogs, Brooklyn, NY  

It’s all about the creamy special sauce on this angus burger.

Bark Burger

Photo by Mohammad R. via Yelp

 

5. BACON CHEDDAR BURGER Perry St., Manhattan, NY 

Bacon, melty cheddar, homemade Russian dressing.

Cheddar Bacon Burger

Photo by Tiff T. via Yelp

 

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Burger Battle Royale: Best of the Southwest

Written on July 15, 2013 at 12:57 pm , by

BurgerBattle_Chef Paul Qui

CHEF PAUL QUI

formerly of Uchiko, Austin, TX

Find out more about this James Beard award-winning chef at jamesbeard.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Qui’s Top 5 Favorite Burgers in the Southwest

 

1. PRIMETIME BURGER Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Austin, TX

American kobe beef, brie, truffle aioli, arugula, caramelized onions and steak sauce on a homemade bun.

Primetime Burger

Photo by Charles Masters

 

 

2. “BOWLING ALLEY BURGER” Swift’s Attic, Austin, TX

Fontina, grilled onions and special sauce.

Bowling Alley Burger

Photo by @Tinerd via Foodspotting

 

 

3. CHEESEBURGER Parkside, Austin, TX

Old-school American cheeseburger on a homemade bun.

Rare Cheeseburger

Photo by @JonnyFromTheBlock via Foodspotting

 

 

4. BACON AVOCADO BURGER 24 Diner, Austin, TX

Charred poblanos and avocado with smoky aioli.

Bacon Avocado Burger

Photo by @ChrisBoyles via Foodspotting

 

 

5. THE ROYALE WITH CHEESE Justine’s, Austin, TX

Hand-ground angus burger with house-made mayo on a ciabatta roll.

The Royale

Photo by Marco C. via yelp

 

 

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